the words meaning is a long time. if you aint seen someone in a while or if you aint been someplace in a while or done something in a while it will a hot minute. it can mean in years months weeks or days. just means awhile
i have not seen you in a hot minute.

damn boy i aint been up here in a hot minute.

i have not played basketball in a hot min.
by Vicky S November 18, 2004
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Typically longer than the slang "minute" the hot minute is defined as a very long time. Usually between a two to twenty years.
"He been in jail for a hot minute"
by The Raven July 15, 2003
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A period of time, usually ranging from a few months to a few years.
by J_Bizzle December 18, 2003
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